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Scribal Cultures in Late Medieval England: A Conference in honour of Linne R. Mooney

Thursday 23 May 2019, 10.00AM

With papers from leading scholars, this one-day conference honours Linne Mooney’s contribution to the study of medieval English manuscripts.

Keynote speakers: Derek Pearsall and Simon Horobin

Other speakers include: Margaret Connolly, Daryl Green, Helen Killick, Nicola McDonald, Andrew Prescott, Wendy Scase, Sebastian Sobecki, and Holly James-Maddocks

With a special display of manuscript fragments donated to the University by Professor Toshiyuki Takamiya

Registration costs: £22/£16.50. To register, please visit the online store

Generously supported by the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Department of English & Related Literature, and Boydell & Brewer 



10:00-10:30 Registration and coffee

10:30 Welcome (Helen Smith, Head of Department of English & Related Literature)


10:30-11:00 Keynote

Derek Pearsall (Harvard), Linne Mooney: A Life among Manuscripts


11:00-12:30 Session 1 (Chair: Helen Smith)

Daryl Green (Oxford), Gamelyn Revisited

Helen Killick (Reading), The medieval ‘side-hustler’: Thomas Hoccleve’s career in, and out, of the Privy Seal

Holly James-Maddocks (York), Localising Limner Activity: The Case for Norwich


12:30-13:30 Lunch


13:30-15:00 Session 2 (Chair: K. P. Clarke)

Sebastian Sobecki (Groningen), Exit Hoccleve: A New Context for The Series

Wendy Scase (Birmingham), Middle English Scribes’ Signatures

Nicola McDonald (York), Riding the North Riding: Mapping Robert Thornton


15:00-15:30 Coffee and tea


15:30-16:30 Session 3 (Chair: Lydia Zeldenrust)

Andrew Prescott (Glasgow) and Elaine Treharne (Stanford), The Centrality of the Marginal: Further Explorations in National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 392D

Margaret Connolly (St Andrews), The Anonymous ‘Kings of England’ and Material Form


16:30-17:30 Keynote (Chair: Sarah Rees Jones)

Simon Horobin (Oxford), What next for Adam Pinkhurst?


Closing remarks (Sarah Rees Jones, Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies)


17:30-18:30 Wine reception sponsored by Boydell & Brewer

Location: Huntingdon Room, King's Manor